Nominations now open for prestigious recognition of Georgia women with significant impact on technology, communities

Atlanta, GA – July 2, 2014 – Women in Technology (WIT), the Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the advancement of women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers in Georgia, today announced that nominations are now open for its 2014 Women of the Year in Technology (WOTY) Awards.  Sponsored by Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, WOTY celebrates women technology executives for their accomplishments as leaders in business, visionaries of technology and women who make a difference in their communities.

“Being recognized with the 2012 WOTY Award was such an incredible honor,” said Jackie Breiter, 2014 WOTY Co-Chair and Associate Dean, Technology Services, Goizueta Business School, Emory University. “Women are working hard every day in the communities where they work and live to advance technology and opportunities in the field. WOTY acknowledges those efforts and the women who are making those contributions.”   Joining Breiter as Co-Chair for this year’s event is Kitty Chaney-Reed, Vice President, Order to Cash Global Financial Services, NCR Corporation.

“By the year 2018, Georgia is projected to add more than 200,000 new STEM jobs,” adds Monica Thornton, WIT President and CEO. “For every two positions that become available, we want to see one of them occupied by a woman.  It’s our mission to drive initiatives that prepare women and girls for these growth opportunities and then celebrate their work through events like WOTY.”  

To qualify, nominees must hold business or STEM leadership roles within a technology organization in Georgia or they must maintain STEM leadership positions within a non-technology organization. Winners will be announced in three categories:

  • Enterprise business, representing companies with more than 2,500 employees
  • Medium business, representing companies with 251 to 2,500 employees
  • Small business, representing companies with 250 employees or less

The short nomination form used for initial selection is now open.  Individuals can be nominated by peers or friends, or nominate themselves until Friday, August 1, 2014. Once selected as a nominee, a long form detailing accomplishments is required for judging. A selection committee comprised of former finalists, technology executives and representatives of WIT narrow the pool of nominees to three finalists in each of the three categories, based on the merits of their applications. One winner from each category will be announced at the November 13 gala event.

Additional details, including information about past winners, are available HERE.

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About Women in Technology (WIT)

WIT is a passionate advocate of women in Georgia’s technology community, reaching more than 1,000 professionals annually through programs such as WIT Forums and Careers in Action. WIT enables women to build strong networks, develop leadership skills and advance their careers. WIT’s premier events include the annual WIT Connect fundraiser and WIT’s Women of the Year in Technology Awards. Through the WIT Foundation, WIT educates and encourages girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) with programs like Girls Get IT and WIT on Campus. WIT is a founding society of the Technology Association of Georgia. For more information, visit www.mywit.org.